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Last Minute Talks Hope to Avert DRC Political Crisis

The Catholic Church is hosting last-minute negotiations in the Democratic Republic of Congo in hopes a crisis can be avoided when President Joseph Kabila’s second term ends December 19.  On December 8, Archbishop Marcel Utembi, the archbishop of Kisangani, told 30 Congolese politicians that their mission is to forge “a larger consensus around the electoral process.”  In less than two weeks, Kabila’s second and, under the constitution, final term will end. But he will not be...

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